You may have experienced having to replace lumpy and old pillows. While replacing pillows is totally normal, it can be quite costly to keep having to buy new pillows. Knowing how to maintain your pillows to ensure your pillows last longer and keep their good condition. In this handy guide, we’ve got you covered on how to get the most out of your pillows to get that comfortable sleep.
Wash your pillows
Making sure that you wash your pillows is a good way to keep your pillows hygienic. Pillows can come in contact with oils, saliva, dead skin cells, bacteria, and sweat. All of these when left alone can lead to your pillow’s deterioration, turning it lumpy and removing its fluffiness. Wash your pillows every three months to get rid of bad odor and bacteria.
Pillows made of feather or down only need a small portion of mild detergent, rinsed completely to avoid any stains. If your pillows are made of natural fibers, it can be machine washed. Pillows made from memory foam while durable are not machine washable. Do some spot cleaning to combat any stains and use a protective pillowcase.
Change the pillowcase
Keeping your pillowcases regularly changed can help control the bacteria present in them. It can also prevent your need to wash the pillows more often. Pillowcases come in contact with sweat, saliva, bacteria, can be absorbed eventually by the pillow itself.
Fluff them regularly
Just as you may fix or make your bed every morning, make sure to include fluffing your pillows as part of this routine. When we sleep, the pillow takes the shape of your head. Getting it back to its original shape can help keep its texture and whatever fillings it has intact.
Store them properly
Do away with plastic bags when storing pillows as it can trap the moisture inside the pillow’s fillings. It can lead to the growth of mold, fungus, or mildew which can destroy the shape of the pillow. Keeping pillows stored inside breathable bags is the preferable option.
Place your pillows in a dry area
Moisture is the enemy of any pillow. Places such as near a window where it can be exposed to a bit of rain can turn your pillows into a breeding ground for mold growth. Sleeping on a pillow when your hair is wet is another thing to avoid so it is best to go to bed with your hair already dried. If you suspect that your pillow may have come into contact with any moisture, it is best to air dry them.
If you notice that you are not doing any of these habits with your pillows, then it is time to put them into practice. For those that have had their pillows for a time longer than 2-3 years, then it is best to rethink replacing your current pillow with a new one. Choose from the wide catalog of premium pillows from Comfort Living PH the Premium Memory Pillow to be your new partner in your sleep sanctuary. Discover why we are the #1 Online Mattress Store in the Philippines and how we can give you the best sleep experience ever.